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Entries by Brandon Wetherbee from 05/2013

Talking Trash with Noah Williams

Posted 05.01.2013 | DC
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The old adage “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has many meanings, but in Noah Williams’ case it’s literal. Williams is set t...

D.C. Outdoor Movie Schedules, Get Ready To Watch Superheroes Under The Stars

Posted 05.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're not too happy with Netflix losing 2,000 movies and are over things like awesome D.C. theaters, you only have a few more weeks ...

National School Lunch Program Extending Through Summer

Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

Children in poor Baltimore neighborhoods can get free meals this summer through an extension of the National School Lunch Program, city officials said...

White House Shooter Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez Practiced For Months, According To Document

Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- An Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for ...

NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon Raises Money For Hope For Henry

Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last week, professional race car driver Jeff Gordon stopped by Georgetown to help raise funds for the Hope for Henry Foundation and Chil...

Maryland Death Penalty Supporters Launch Petition Drive

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

One day after Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Maryland, death penalty supporters said Friday they will launch...

Meet The National Zoo's Sloth Bear Cub. His Name Is Hank (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Say hello to Hank! The National Zoo let Facebook users choose the name of their newest sloth bear, and Hank it is. The four-month-old...

National Cathedral Flower Mart This Weekend (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Flower lovers and architecture enthusiasts will want to head to the National Cathedral this weekend for their 74th annual Flower Mart. ...

Frederick Gun Laws Under Fire From NRA

Posted 05.05.2013 | DC

Frederick's law banning guns and other dangerous devices within 500 feet of a parade, race or walkathon has come under fire. A Washington state gun r...

Ball On The Mall 2013 Brings Out Well-Dressed Supporters Of National Mall Restoration (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Mall needs some tender loving care, and tender loving care costs money. Last Saturday, well-dressed philanthropists raised ...

Washington D.C. Tourism Continues To Grow, Increased By 1 Million Visitors In 2012

Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, one of its largest in a decade, counting a record 18.9 million tourist...

Michelle Obama, Prince Harry, Jill Biden Honor Military Mothers At Tea In The White House

Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama and military mothers had high tea like the British on Thursday. The afternoon White House affair, hosted by the first la...

Maryland Nuclear Plant Shuts Down 1 Of 2 Reactors

Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

LUSBY, Md. -- Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says one of two nuclear reactors at its Calvert Cliffs power plant in Maryland shut down automaticall...

Presidents On Vacation: Ice Cream, Golf, Hunting Elephants, Segway Tours And More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

It's not just people like us who like vacations. The leaders of the free world have also been known to enjoy some ice cream at the beach. Or a few rou...

Mathletes Set Guinness World Record For Largest Human Pascal's Triangle

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When 244 Mathletes get together, records are set. Really difficult, cool-looking records that involve matching t-shirts and complex math...

Partners In Preservation Contest Winners: National Cathedral, George Washington's Mount Vernon Win $100,000 Each

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon estate each won $100,000 grants Monday, among 24 sites around the nat...

Sweetlife 2013 Photos: Rain, Music And Mud

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

COLUMBIA, Md. -- Last Saturday's Sweetlife Music and Food Festival featured headliners Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeah's and mud....

Gettysburg Exhibit At Museum Of The Confederacy

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Among the swords, the wrenching letters home and the haunting photographs in the Museum of the Confederacy's new exhibit on Gettysbur...

Police: Man Fatally Shoots Wife, Stepdaughter in West Laurel; Son Flees to Safety

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
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Update, 4:35 p.m.: Prince Geroge's County Police have charged Ronnie Lee Rainey, 59, with of two counts of first degree murder and two counts of attem...

Global Down Syndrome Foundation's Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Sheryl Crow performed, cheerleaders danced and models with down syndrome walked the runway last week at the Global Down Syndrome Foundat...

New Amtrak Trains, Cities Sprinters, Are Headed To The East Coast

Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

The first of 70 new energy-efficient locomotives destined for Amtrak's East Coast service rolled off Monday morning from a Sacramento, Calif., assembl...

John Waters' Filthy World: Love For Vaudeville, Baltimore And Bieber

Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

John Waters will perform Wednesday in ...

Washington Capitals 2013 Playoff Loss Is Sadly Reminiscent Of 2012 Playoffs

Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin knows full well that his playoff failures are adding up. The two-time NHL MVP also knows ...

Washington Monument Video: Earthquake-Damaged Monument Now Covered In Scaffolding (VIDEO)

Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument is now covered in scaffolding from top to bottom. The completion of the scaffolding on Monday is a milesto...

Preakness 2013 Celebrities: Pitbull, Macklemore And More Come To Baltimore For Horse Racing, Bikinis

Posted 05.15.2013 | DC

While horse fans from around the world will tune into NBC for the 138th Preakness Stakes this Saturday, the race's actual attendees will more likely b...